The Century for Young People: 1901-1936: Becoming Modern America

The Century for Young People: 1901-1936: Becoming Modern America

by Peter Jennings, Todd Brewster
     
 

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Experience the greatest moments of the 20th century with an accessible narrative that makes history come alive.

Adapted especially for young people by Jennifer Armstrong from the #1 national bestseller!

The twentieth century was a time of tremendous change, the most eventful hundred years in human history. Join Peter Jennings and Todd

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Experience the greatest moments of the 20th century with an accessible narrative that makes history come alive.

Adapted especially for young people by Jennifer Armstrong from the #1 national bestseller!

The twentieth century was a time of tremendous change, the most eventful hundred years in human history. Join Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster for a fascinating journey back in time to experience, through vivid first-person accounts, the most surprising and the most terrifying events of the past hundred years. These are the voices of ordinary people—children and adults who were a part of history in the making. Their joys and sorrows, their hopes and fears provide a compelling insider's look at momentous events that have reshaped the world. The Century for Young People is a riveting read and an essential research volume. It is the story of our time for all time.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
From a student's perspective history can be one of the dullest subjects imaginable. A seemingly endless sequence of names, dates, and countless facts to memorize can easily drain the life out of what should be one of the most vibrant areas of learning. What brings history to life is the raw material of daily life that allows students to connect with the events of the past through the lives lived then. It is this first person approach that is seized by Jennings and Brewster in this three volume history of the twentieth century. In volume one the authors address the critical events of the first three decades of the century. In those years a world war was fought, the Great Depression spread across the globe, segregationist policies became embedded in America, and the plight of immigrants persisted. Through the words of a World War I infantryman, a witness to a lynching, a young girl at Kitty Hawk, a Jewish victim of the emerging Nazi threat, and others Jennings and Brewster allow readers into the world that these individuals lived in. In addition to the first person selections included in this fine work, the authors also do an excellent job of telling the story of the major happenings of the first third of the twentieth century. In this way Jennings and Brewster accomplish the difficult goal of crafting a concise history of a tumultuous time period in human history while also offering insight into the experiences of everyday people who lived during the era in question. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385906807
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Peter Jennings (1938–2005) was chief anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight. In more than 40 years as a broadcast journalist, he worked in most parts of the world, from the American South to Southern Africa, from the Middle East to eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Among hundreds of programs he was a part of, he treasured those he did with and for the young.

Todd Brewster was the senior editorial producer of ABC’s The Century television series. In more than 25 years as a journalist, he has covered the American national political scene and the collapse of Communism in eastern Europe, both for Life, where he was a writer and editor. He is currently the new director of the Center for Oral History at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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